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wretch
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

24 uses
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Definition
someone  you feel sorry for

or:

a person of bad character
  • The unhappy wretch heard them answer: "No! no! hang him; there'll be the more fun for us all!"
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (91% in)
  • The poor little wretch had a wart on his left eye, his head placed directly on his shoulders, his spinal column was crooked, his breast bone prominent, and his legs bowed; but he appeared to be lively; and although it was impossible to say in what language he lisped, his cry indicated considerable force and health.
    1.4.2 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 2 — Claude Frollo (89% in)
  • Separated forever from the world, by the double fatality of his unknown birth and his natural deformity, imprisoned from his infancy in that impassable double circle, the poor wretch had grown used to seeing nothing in this world beyond the religious walls which had received him under their shadow.
    1.4.3 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 3 — Immanis Pecoris Custos, Immanior Ipse (5% in)
  • ...Augustus? and going, as he was wont to do every evening, to that charming house situated in the Rue Galilee, in the enclosure of the royal palace, which he held in right of his wife, Madame Ambroise de Lore, to repose after the fatigue of having sent some poor wretch to pass the night in "that little cell of the Rue de Escorcherie, which the provosts and aldermen of Paris used to make their prison; the same being eleven feet long, seven feet and four inches wide, and eleven feet high?
    1.6.1 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 1 — An Impartial Glance at.... (20% in)
  • Ah! you are scoffing at the provostship, wretch!
    1.6.1 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 1 — An Impartial Glance at.... (88% in)
  • However, at the moment when Master Florian Barbedienne was reading the sentence in his turn, before signing it, the clerk felt himself moved with pity for the poor wretch of a prisoner, and, in the hope of obtaining some mitigation of the penalty, he approached as near the auditor's ear as possible, and said, pointing to Quasimodo, "That man is deaf."
    1.6.1 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 1 — An Impartial Glance at.... (96% in)
  • All at once, at the moment when the wheel in its revolution presented to Master Pierrat, the humped back of Quasimodo, Master Pierrat raised his arm; the fine thongs whistled sharply through the air, like a handful of adders, and fell with fury upon the wretch's shoulders.
    1.6.4 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 4 — A Tear for a Drop of Water (36% in)
  • When he had finished, the wretch protruded his black lips, no doubt, with the object of kissing the beautiful hand which had just succoured him.
    1.6.4 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 4 — A Tear for a Drop of Water (95% in)
  • "Have you done that, you wretch!" he cried, seizing Gringoire's arm with fury; "have you been so abandoned by God as to raise your hand against that girl?"
    2.7.2 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 2 — A Priest and a Philosopher are.... (53% in)
  • "Impure wretch!" exclaimed the priest.
    2.7.4 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 4 — ANARKH (83% in)
  • "Impious wretch!" muttered the spectre.
    2.7.7 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 7 — The Mysterious Monk (60% in)
  • Here, bursting into sobs, and raising her eyes to the priest,— "Oh! wretch, who are you?
    2.8.4 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 4 — Lasciate Ogni Speranza.... (39% in)
  • That force of sex and blood which, in the madness of youth, I had imagined that I had stifled forever had, more than once, convulsively raised the chain of iron vows which bind me, a miserable wretch, to the cold stones of the altar.
    2.8.4 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 4 — Lasciate Ogni Speranza.... (45% in)
  • What could I do, unhappy wretch?
    2.8.4 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 4 — Lasciate Ogni Speranza.... (57% in)
  • Oh, wretch! while I looked on at that, I held beneath my shroud a dagger, with which I lacerated my breast.
    2.8.4 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 4 — Lasciate Ogni Speranza.... (79% in)
  • I am a wretch!
    2.8.4 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 4 — Lasciate Ogni Speranza.... (89% in)
  • Ah! wretch that I am to have gone out that day!
    2.8.5 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 5 — The Mother (38% in)
  • The wretch was made so.
    2.9.1 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 1 — Delirium (36% in)
  • You have forgotten a wretch who tried to abduct you one night, a wretch to whom you rendered succor on the following day on their infamous pillory.
    2.9.3 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 3 — Deaf (76% in)
  • You have forgotten a wretch who tried to abduct you one night, a wretch to whom you rendered succor on the following day on their infamous pillory.
    2.9.3 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 3 — Deaf (77% in)
  • You have forgotten that wretch; but he remembers it.
    2.9.3 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 3 — Deaf (80% in)
  • Brother, you behold a culprit, a criminal, a wretch, a libertine, a man of enormities!
    2.10.2 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 2 — Turn Vagabond (40% in)
  • Come, now! you wanton wretch, were not you apprehended by the watch in that bad company?
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (58% in)
  • He gave vent to a horrible cry, like the wretch to whom a hot iron is applied.
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (41% in)

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